List Of Communicable Diseases In Zambia

What are Communicable Diseases?

Communicable diseases, also known as infectious diseases or transmissible diseases, are illnesses that result from the infection, presence,

and growth of pathogenic (capable of causing disease) biological agents in an individual human or another animal host.

List Of Communicable Diseases In Zambia


Neonatal disorders.


Lower respiratory infections.

Diarrheal diseases.


Ischemic heart disease.


Are communicable diseases transmitted disease?

A communicable disease is one that is spread from one person to another through a variety of ways that include:

contact with blood and bodily fluids; breathing in an airborne virus; or by being bitten by an insect.

Which communicable diseases are really dangerous?

Tuberculosis (TB): Tuberculosis is a communicable disease that is caused by bacteria (germs) that attack the lungs or other parts of the body such as the kidney, spine, or brain.

If not treated properly, TB can be fatal.